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Support Fair Labor Management Dispute Resolution Act of 2006

Dear Senator: As unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers employed by our nation’s airlines, we are writing in support of the Fair Labor Management Dispute Resolution Act of 2006 (S. 2201) and ask that you cosponsor this important legislation.  S. 2201 was introduced by Senators Barack Obama, Patty Murray, Frank Lautenberg and Daniel Inouye […]

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Reject Virgin America Application to Operate as a U.S. Airline

Dear Representative: As you may know, Virgin America has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate as a U.S. airline and has asked many Members of Congress to support its application.  On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to provide an overview of our concerns […]

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Letter to DOT on Virgin America's Motion to Deny Access to Confidential Documents to Edward Wytkind

Letter to DOT on Virgin America’s Motion to Deny Access to Confidential Documents to Edward Wytkind

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DOT Proposed Changes on Actual Control of U.S. Air Carriers

Comments of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO Before the Department of Transportation on the Actual Control of U.S. Air Carriers Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Docket No. OST-03-15759 The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) 1 appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments to the Department of Transportation’s (Department or DOT) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would […]

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In Support of the Motion of Continental Airlines and in Opposition to the Applications of Virgin America Inc.

In Support of the Motion of Continental Airlines and in Opposition to the Applications of Virgin America Inc.

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DOT Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Docket Management Facility U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street SW, Room PL-401 Washington, DC 20590-0001 RE:  Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs; Docket No. OST-2003-15245 Dear Sir or Madam: The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) is pleased to submit this letter in response to the Department of Transportation’s […]

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Domestic Passenger and Freight Rail Security Senate Testimony

STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION ON DOMESTIC PASSENGER AND FREIGHT RAIL SECURITY Chairman Stevens, Co-Chairman Inouye, and members of the Committee, on behalf of the 29 affiliated unions of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I want to thank you for giving […]

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Letter on US-EU Air Services Negotiations

I request confidential treatment of this letter pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 115 Mr. John Byerly Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs U.S. Department of State EB/TRA Room 5830 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520-5820 Mr. Paul Gretch Director Office of International Aviation Room 6402 U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, […]

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Stopping Unsafe, Fringe Intercity Bus Providers

In the wake of two bus fires in less than five months, and persistent violations of basic safety and operational rules, federal and local officials must do a better job of regulating so-called curb-side bus operators that provide service between major cities in the Northeast, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.  Failure to […]

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The FAA Playing Politics with Aviation Safety

Our nation’s air traffic controllers, technicians and other employees work together to safely guide nearly 90,000 planes each day.  These highly skilled men and women work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our nation’s skies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) engages in collective […]

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